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I switched to Gentoo on September 1st

I’m liking the new Gentoo. I almost went with Slackware, Puppy, or Devuan. Why Gentoo? It’s something of an experiment. Perhaps, a permanent experiment. Here’s a quote from a Gentoo forum which struck some resonance with me. It’s not a particulartly important quote, it didn’t influence my decision, but it left me with a good…

Fix RSSOwl error “RSSOwl was unable to create a browser for reading news. Please refer to the FAQ for further help.”

This has been working since at least Linux Mint 13 and is confirmed to work on the latest Linux Mint 18 Sarah/Cinnamon. Locate the libhunspell 1.3 (or whatever) library: locate libhunspell-1.3 go there link to the old library name sudo ln -s libhunspell-1.3.so.0 libhunspell-1.2.so.0 restart rssowl Don’t ask me why this hasn’t been fixed in the software yet as it’s…

SRS in the Classroom

One of the things that Anki seems to do well is handle collections of cards called “Decks”. Decks are an analogy for cards in a specific tag or category group. One of the things Anki doesn’t do well is user profiles. If you want to keep all students in a classroom on the same deck for consistency,…